Congratulations to Polina Barskova (DISQUIET Guest ’15), who just won the Andre Bely Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Russia, a very prestigious literary place!
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DISQUIET ’14 alums will remember secret #2, the famous red room where Denis Johnson read for us!
DISQUIET is dedicated to the poet Alberto de Lacerda and wouldn’t be possible without Luís Amorim de Sousa. Now we have one of Luís’ memoirs about Alberto in English, In Spite of All, which chronicles the aftermath of Alberto’s death while saying so much about his life. Free shipping from England, too!
Portugal is the least expensive country in the eurozone! Read more at The Guardian.
Love in Lisbon in the New York Times.
Meanwhile, tourists still waylaid by fado: “It felt like we had been part of something secret, something special.” Read more here.
“Wines from Portugal’s Douro Valley claimed three of the top four places in Wine Spectator’s 2014 top 100 ranking — including the No. 1 spot awarded to Dow’s 2011 Vintage Port.” Read more in USA Today here!
Check out Esquire’s recent profile of our favorite city!
After reading more than 1,000 entries, DISQUIET & Summer Literary Seminars are proud to announce this year’s winners of our joint contest in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. See the results here!